Posted on February 14, 2018
We recommend implementing a zero-tolerance policy for harassment in your workplace. As we discussed in our last blog post on sexual harassment, employees should have clear guidelines on how to identify and report sexual harassment, and be encouraged to do so.
Posted on January 18, 2018
All employees have the right to work in an environment that is free of sexual harassment or any form of discrimination. Under Title VII of the of the Civil Rights Act, employers have the responsibility to maintain a harassment- and discrimination-free workplace.
Posted on January 16, 2018
A spotlight shining on the #metoo movement has made sexual harassment, a once silent offense, a trending topic in the U.S. and around the globe.
Posted on September 28, 2017
Terminations are unpleasant, but avoiding them can lead to bigger issues in your workplace, including lower morale and efficiency.
Posted on September 14, 2017
Developing policies for discipline and termination is a great way to prevent employee claims, especially when the policies are clearly communicated to new hires and maintained throughout the company. Another preventative measure to take is to follow an objective, pre-determined disciplinary process when the need to discipline an employee arises. Work with your risk management,... Read More
Posted on September 06, 2017
Awareness of the various types of employee claims will help your company prepare for any possible litigation. Employees can make internal, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or Human Rights Campaign complaints, or file a lawsuit against the employer with a formal Complaint and Summons.
Posted on August 31, 2017
Lawsuits are expensive and time-consuming. When employees take legal action, it can also cause emotional discomfort and tension in the workplace. In hopes of avoiding any business interruption related to employee discipline, companies may discontinue a relationship with a troublesome employee immediately – but a snap decision can lead to more problems down the road.
Posted on April 13, 2017
The relationship between an employer and a worker is not always straightforward, but despite the possible discrepancies, it is extremely important to properly classify your workers. Tax implications vary depending on the type of worker, and the penalties for misclassifying a worker can be huge.